Killer Drum Cover of Green Day’s Basket Case

Kristina Schiano is a 22 year old drummer who just rules and in this video she covers a song that is older than she is. It’s such a trip thinking that, in 2018, we’re as far away from Green Day’s album Dookie coming out in 1994 as I was as a teenager in the mid 90s looking back at all those Led Zepplin albums with the runes and the naked kids and the paintings of dudes with packs of sticks strapped to their backs. Classic rock, man.

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About the Author: Gus Caravalho is the editor of ALTTAB Radio.
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Let’s Start Calling Nick Foles “The War Horse”

Chuck Person in happier, pre-indictment times.

This past week, Deadspin posted another edition of “Let’s Remember Some Guys,” where their staff writers open up a pack of old school sports trading cards and, well, remember some guys. In this most recent episode, they got to talking about how 90s era NBA nicknames– like David “The Admiral” Robinson, or Karl “The Mailman” Malone, or John “Spider” Salley, or Hakeem “The Dream” Olajuwon, or Clyde “The Glide” Drexler, or Dominique “The Human Highlight Film” Wilkins, or Dennis “The Worm” Rodman, AND THIS IS JUST OFF THE TOP OF MY HEAD– were so much better than the inscrutable mismash of numbers and letters that pass for nicknames in today’s NBA. Or really in all of sports. CP3. TB12. PG13. Yuck.

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NFL Tries To Sweep Consequences From Kaepernick Blackballing Under Raiders Rug

Kaepernick, center, knelt during the anthem with linebacker Eli Harold, left, and safety Eric Reid before a game in October against Dallas. Credit John G Mabanglo/European Pressphoto Agency

Absent real news in the lead up to Super Bowl LII next weekend– unless you’re interested in asteroids not hitting the Earth, event run downs at the Mall of America, or nostalgic meta-analyses where the media covers the media covering the Super Bowl– rumors are now going around that the NFL is pressuring the Oakland Raiders to sign Colin Kaepernick, under the cynical logic that this would somehow absolve both the League and the Raiders from being held responsible for their complicity in blackballing Kaepernick during the 2017 season and for their clear failure to adhere to the Rooney Rule during their head coach recruiting process that ended (or really, began) with their signing Jon Gruden to an absurd 10 year, $100 million contract a few weeks ago, respectively.

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Bring 2K Chili Dip To Your Super Bowl Party

Back in the late 90s, when the jeans were giant and the belts were woven and the tips were frosted, Sega put out a now all-but-forgotten video game console, the Dreamcast. Spaceship controller, Tamagotchi memory cards, easily pirated game discs– it was at the center of so many of my late night teenage brodowns. And with apologies to Marvel Vs. Capcom 2 and Ready2Rumble, there was one game that stood out above the rest, the one always spinning at the end of those nights: NBA 2K.

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What’s Really On The Line In Super Bowl LII

A. Thomas Schomberg’s famous Rocky statue, located near the steps leading up to the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Learning about regional rivalries is one of the best parts of visiting new places and meeting new people. What’s better than finding out that Michigan people and Ohio people hate one another? Or that southern California people forget northern California exists, and this drives northern California people crazy? Or that North Carolina and South Carolina fight about who gets to refer to themselves as “Carolina?” (Ed.: North Carolina. Obviously.)

Some of the most fun expressions of the regional pride underpinning these rivalries can be found in the friendly wagers that elected officials engage in when they’re facing one another for a big game, perhaps especially when that game is the Super Bowl. It’s one thing to trade a hatchet or a bell or an odd rock back and forth with your local rival, but when the competition is between two distinct regions of the country, the stage is big so mayors often get creative. Here’s a look back at some of the highlights of the past several years of Mayoral Super Bowl bets:

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The Glorious Art Of Hennessy Youngman

Hennessy Youngman was a character played by Jayson Musson on the internet from 2010 to 2012. In his video series “ART THOUGHTZ,” Hennessy gave advice to aspiring artists trying to make it in the big time NYC art biz. In the process, he also took down the fine / prestige art world a little bit, which I appreciate as someone who could never quite “get it” back when I was in school.

“Buddy Cop.” I die.

About the Author: Gus Caravalho is the editor of ALTTAB Radio.
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The Lakers Need To Trade Lonzo Ball

Goddammit.

The Lakers are 17-29. So they’re bad. That’s a 30-win pace for the season, which would be an improvement from last year (26 wins) and the year before (17 wins). But that’s also trash and it’s not all that different from the year before that (21 wins) or the year before that (27 wins). It’s been a five year stretch of Sacramento-level futility in Westwood.

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On The 125th Anniversary Of The Overthrow Of The Kingdom of Hawai’i By The United States

Everyone’s talking about Hawai’i this week because, um, some guy selected the wrong option in a drop down menu and activated the state’s early warning system, sending the insane text above to the unwitting populace. Eventually the state government figured out what they’d done and–38 minutes later– remembered to text everyone back that the “BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT” text was sent in error. Much lulz ensued. And this got me thinking: is this the most fucked up thing the US government has ever done to the Hawaiian islands? I would argue it is not!

This Wednesday, January 17, 2018, is the 125th anniversary of the overthrow of the Kingdom of Hawai’i by the United States of America. So to mark the occasion, here is a quick rundown of the parallel histories of the Kingdom of Hawai’i and the United States, from their foundings in the late 1700s to their decades of prosperous diplomatic coexistence and economic collaboration to the American-supported coup against the Kingdom that deposed the rightful ruler of the islands, Queen Liliʻuokalani. Let’s go!

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“The Wiz Man” Will Never Fit You Like “The Wiz Kid” Did

May 22, 2017; Thousand Oaks, CA, USA; Los Angeles Rams coach Sean McVay addresses the media at press conference during organized team activities at Cal Lutheran University. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

So the LA Rams made playoffs. Fit and sexy and 11-5 after their long-time-coming breakup with the “greatest bad coach of all time” Jeff Fisher, the Rams handed the keys to first time head coach Sean McVay almost a year ago and haven’t looked back, ending the 2017 regular season with the NFL’s scariest offense. Although there were a number of news items about McVey beating Lane Kiffin’s record to become the new “youngest head coach” in NFL history, every time I see the guy I feel the need to point it out again. Maybe it’s that blonde beard and Ed Grimley haircut. I don’t know.

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